Articles tagged MORRIS MINOR

Page 74 of September 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, September 2008

Lunch with... Lola

Lola’s founder and its saviour recall 50 years of entrepreneurial effort which has taken in almost every category of motor racing By Simon Taylor There are easier ways to make money than by building racing cars for sale. In fact, the major makers since the 1950s – the likes of Cooper, Lotus, Elva, Brabham, March, Reynard – have all, for one reason or another, hit the buffers and disappeared. The...

Page 27 of August 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, August 1932

SHELSLEY AGAIN

SHELSLEY AGAIN Earl Howe fails to lower Von Stuck's Shelsley Record by 1 secs. after a Magnificent Climb. RAIN MARS PROCEEDINGS. GREAT excitement had been predicted for the 1932 Shelsley Walsh Open Hill-Climb, To begin with, next year the length of the hillwill be increased, so that this year's event was the last chance available of breaking Stuck von Villiez's wonderful record of 42 2/5th sees....

Page 19 of October 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, October 1957

Miniatures News

The outstanding development in the world of miniatures is the introduction of their V.I.P. Model Roadways by the well-known scale model firm of Victory Industries (Surrey) Ltd. The 1/18th-scale model vehicles with electric propulsion made by this company are well known to Motor Sport readers, the range of beautifully-finished, realistic car models comprising M.G. TF, M.G. MGA, Austin-Healey,...

Page 7 of May 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, May 1949

Fresh Air!

Although the roads of the world are dominated by closed cars, the open car beloved by the enthusiast has not entirely disappeared. Apart from a wide choice of drop-head coupés or "convertibles," the following British makes are still listed as genuine open cars :— Allard (two models), Aston-Martin (two models), Frazer-Nash (five models), 1,100-c.c. H.R.G., 1 1/2-litre H.R.G., 2-litre Jaguar, 3 1/2...

Page 11 of February 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, February 1962

Matters of Moment

1962 In the words of Credit Trends, "Few people will shed any tears over the passing of 1961." Certainly British car exports were not maintained at a satisfactory level last year; but does 1962 show greater promise, or is Britain slowing down? Letters take up to a week to arrive where a day sufficed, and delivery services are far behind those of distant days of the 1d. post—this has been postal...

Page 46 of June 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, June 1977

Irish-built Cars

Sir, I noted with interest your reference to the restoration of the Belfast-built Chambers car. I would like to point out that I am engaged in writing the history of this marque as part of the history of the motor industry in Northern Ireland. I know that several Chambers cars were exported to Australia and New Zealand and I believe that at least one still exists. I would be most grateful if I...

Page 51 of June 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, June 1958

THE "DAILY EXPRESS" / B.R.D.C. SILVERSTONE MEETING

Collins (Ferrari) Wins International Trophy SILVERSTONE, May 4th THIS year the International Trophy race did not take its usual form of two short heats and a final, but took place over 50 laps of the Silverstone circuit in the form of a non-stop 150-mile race. Open to cars of F1 and F2 the two types ran together for an overall classification with a special sub-division for the F2 cars. Of the...

Page 28 of January 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, January 1958

Small Cars in America

It is well established that interest in small cars is increasing by leaps and bounds in America and, consequently, interest attaches to a recent issue of their greatly respected Consumer Reports which contains an article on six imported small cars. This article makes some interesting observations on small cars from. the American angle before reporting impartially on six typical specimens....

Page 76 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, March 1972

Rumblings

• More about the Mexico.—Since we have been driving that enjoyable fun-car, the Ford Mexico, we have kept you advised of how it has served us and of the impressions formed. With the two-door Escort, labelled, incidentally, a 1600GT with no Mexico badge on it, coming to the end of this long-duration test, there is not much to add, because this Ford, for all its notable performance, has continued...

Page 64 of January 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, January 1995

VSCC Lakeland Trial

One of the more demanding of the VSCC's many competitive events is the annual Lakeland Trial, held this year on November 12. It was centred on Buttermore and took in 13 "sections" including the dreaded Drumhouse, others with such appropriate names as Grisedale, Widow Hause, Spout Forge and Buttermere. Heavy rain made things even tougher than usual but 98 drivers and navigators set off into the...

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